Seventeen ‘Yahoo Boys’ Convicted, Sentenced To Jail Terms, Community Service
The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of seventeen internet fraudsters also known as “Yahoo Boys” before Justices Bayo Taiwo, Ladoke Akintola, and Mohammed Owolabi of the State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State and Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu of Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, on a separate one count charge each.
The jail terms range from two to nine months of community service, and one year in prison.
EFCC Secures Conviction Of Seventeen ‘Yahoo Boys’
The convicts are Oduola Kunmi Ireola, Igbamidun Joshua Olamiposi, Ismael Fatai Olatunji, Osundele Oladapo Daniel, Olawale Isaac Adeleke, Olorunyomi Idowu Babatunde, Aneh Ojonimi, Olaide Iyanuoluwa Sadare, Akintola Babatunde Rasheed, Jamiu Babatunde Salam, Aluko Abayomi Oluwadamilare, Bello Ridwan Ayobami, Maleek Michael Ibrahim, Arasi Oluwaseun Tobi, Ganiu Fawaz Olalekan, Bello Ayoinde Olamilekan, and Abiodun Taiwo Kareem.
They all pleaded ‘guilty’ to the one count charge filed against each one of them by the EFCC.
Consequently, prosecution counsel, Modupe Akinkoye, Oyelakin Oyediran, Oluwatoyin Owodunni, Musa Galadanchi, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, Mabas Mabur, and Samsudeen Bashir reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the courts to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.
Osundele was convicted and sentenced to one-year imprisonment while Arasi, Ganiu, and Ibrahim bagged nine months of jail term each.
Also, Akintola was convicted and sentenced to nine months of community service, Oduola, Jamiu, Aluko, and Bello to six months of community service each while Igbamidun and Kareem bagged five months of community service each.
Furthermore, Olatunji was convicted and sentenced to four months of community service, Ayorinde to two months of community service while Olorunyomi, Ojonimi, and Sadare were convicted and fined N100, 000. 00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) each and Adeleke to N150, 000 .00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) fine.
Justice Bayo Taiwo ordered that Osundele Oladapo Daniel pay the sum of $16, 671. 00USD in restitution and forfeiting one white colour Toyota Venza car worth N7million to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
A statement issued on Monday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said other convicts were also ordered to restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the government.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that eleven “Yahoo Boys” were slammed for community service by a State High Court in Oyo.
The court ordered them to restitute their victims and also forfeit items of fraud to the federal government.